For years customers have been buying operating systems from Microsoft, because the competition, despite being free, was inadequate. The thing is that the Microsoft operating systems, prior to Windows XP, were also inadequate. They resulted in lost work & unwarranted downtime. Everything before Windows XP should have been free. For these reasons, I am providing this method to activate Windows XP without a valid product key. It is only a short time now (time of writing 2009) until Windows XP is no longer supported and as such we will all have to move with the fashion to new, faster computers brought back to pre-historic speeds by buggy & bloated operating systems.
I am a A1-A3 government security cleared, IT Consultant specialising in problem diagnosis & security issues that others cannot resolve.
delete the data against LastWPAEventLogged
clear the data against OOBETimer
add in any valid product key (even one that is bloocked by volume or single licence limits)
run %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a
Hey, presto your Windows XP Operating system has been activated.
NB You should always run automatic updates in "NOTIFY" mode and when GDA appears, de-select it and choose "don't remind me again"
If a blocked product key has been used then this may be removed using Microsoft's "Key Update Tool": KeyUpdateTool_enu.exe at http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/3/7/83712767-395c-4327-8e87-38be7b0cf75f/KeyUpdateTool_enu.exe
If you don't know how to do the things described above, then you should probably be running Vista or MAC.
Always protect a fresh Windows XP installation - BEFORE connecting to the internet- with Diamond's Process Guard & decent anti-virus product such as AVAST. This stage is in order to prtotect against ROOT KIT VIRUS which are UN_DETECTABLE by ANY virus software. Learn how to use Process Guard & USE IT. It is such a good product that Microsoft "bought the company".